Rapid City is isolated when it comes to mental health care access and coverage. The regional hospital has just 44 beds for long term care patients.
The South Dakota House of Representatives has publicly acknowledged the need for additional services in western South Dakota.
A legislative task force is looking at access for those who have a mental health crisis.
The last year has been a real struggle for Katy Urban and her Rapid City family.
Their thirteen year old daughter was hospitalized repeatedly when she tried to take her own life.